Infection Control

Infection control on livestock production facilities and in veterinary clinics protects animal and human health by instituting disease prevention practices. These principles prevent the spread of endemic diseases as well as zoonotic and foreign animal diseases. The CFSPH has developed Biological Risk Management (BRM) materials for beef, dairy, swine and equine operations and veterinary clinics that address infection control risks and management strategies.

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The Biological Risk Management (BRM) online database is a free resource for veterinarians to use to evaluate their client's livestock facility for disease exposure risks. Register or login today to identify prevention strengths and opportunities to improve animal health.

Overview of Biological Risk Management
This PowerPoint presentation is designed for beef or dairy producers. It gives the audience background on the importance of biological risk management, managing disease risk through the routes of transmission and general prevention practices that can be implemented on farm to minimize disease entry or spread.
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[English Speaker Notes PDF] [Spanish Speaker Notes PDF]
[English Overview PDF]
[English References PDF]
   
General Prevention Practices
This document provides general prevention recommendations that beef or dairy operations can implement to decrease the risk of disease entry or spread on farm. It is intended to supplement the Overview of BRM PowerPoint, General Prevention Practices section or any of the Practical Applications for Managing Biological Risks PowerPoints.
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General Prevention Practices Checklist
This supplements the General Prevention Practices document. Once producers have been given an overview of the principles, they can take this checklist home and evaluate their own operation for disease risk.
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Transmission Route Handouts
These documents define the five common routes of disease transmission (aerosol, direct contact, fomite, oral, vector) as well as zoonotic and environmental transmission. They can be used to supplement all of the materials to provide producers with a clear understanding of the route of transmission focus.
[English Sign] [English Definitions]
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